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BRAKE LIGHT MY REPLACE BRAKE PAD LIGHT IS ON AND I REPLACED THE PADS,HOW DO I RESET THIS TO MAKE IT TURN OFF?

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This light should turn off if you replace the pads with pads that have the indicator wire on them. The light truns on when you wear the pads down to the wires and the wires break and cause an open circuit that turns on the light. If your new pads have the wires and are installed correctly, the light should turn off by itself.

Posted on Feb 04, 2009

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SOURCE: Mini Cooper 2004 Brake Pad Warning Light Reset

One method describes just turning the key to position 2 and giving it about 30 seconds and that it will reset on its own. A manual method is described here:

Mini Cooper Reset Service Indicators

Posted on Feb 07, 2009

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They had to disconnect the abs in order to change the pads so it set off the abs light. you can just drive for a while and it might go away or you can disconnect the battery for 10 seconds but be careful the car player might ask for the code in order to play it.

Posted on Dec 18, 2008

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SOURCE: Replace brake pad light on, how do you reset it?

Did you change the sensors when you changed the pads?

Posted on Mar 21, 2009

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SOURCE: Peugeot 405 SRi: brake pad warning light came on;

Hi Chris
Is there plenty of fluid for the nrakes? they should have little wires coming from the brake pads , normally once you have replaced the pads this light would go out automatically.

It may not be your pads that triggered the light.

Hope this helps
Regards
Dan

Posted on Feb 08, 2010

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SOURCE: how do i reset the worn brake pad warning light on

it cannot be reset. there is a sensor on one of the brake pads which has a connector on it and the connector plugs into wires on the car. if the pads that are on it don't have the electrical sensors in them, cut off the end of the connector on the vehicle and connect the two wires. this will turn off the light. don't worry, no damage will be done by permanently connecting those two wires.

Posted on Mar 25, 2010

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SOURCE: i replaced the brake pads on my 1999 mercury

To reset the light, turn the key to position two and have the drivers door open for about 40 seconds, the light should automatically go off.. good luck.

Posted on Mar 29, 2010

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Did you change the sensor? if you did, do a battery reset (disconnect for 10 to 20 min.).

Obviously the wear sensor has made contact with the rotor and is already damaged. You're not even suppose to resuse the wear pad sensor if its worn or damaged anyways.The way how the sensor works is that it must make contact to the rotor to complete the wear pad light indicator circuit. There is no mentioning that he replaced the the wear pad sensor with a new one.

But if one did replaced the wear pad sensor and the wear pad indicator is lit up, the way to reset it is to leave the key on in ignition switch #2 or #1 for about 30sec. turn it off and its reset.

Its possible that you forgot to replace the brake light sensors. They are about 15 bucks, and have to be replaced in order for that light to turn off. You can either get them from the dealer where they'll likely charge you 3 times as much, or you can go to http://www.turnermotorsport.com and get them there.

You have to reset the light by leaving the ignition switch on position #2 for about 30 sec. turn off the ignition and start the engine up and see if it goes out. I recommend buying a new wear pad sensor as well because now light will lit up when you're way below spec (less than 3mm)

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- there is a procedure required in order to turn off the light/warning. With the ignition off, step on and hold the brake pedal. Now, while holding the brake pedal down, turn on the ignition switch to position 2 (just before cranking). Hold the brake pedal until the BRAKE light is off. Tada, the warning is gone and reset.

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Hi Peters6709,
Sorry to tell you, but you need to replace the pad-wear sensors as well. They are the little trapezoid pieces that hang inside the tops of the inside pads. They should run about $10 each. Once replaced, disconnect the battery completely for about 10 minutes, if you have a stock radio keep the code handy.

Next time check the pads every 10-12K miles. I have been running the SAME pad wear sensors on my Z3 for the past 2 pad changes now after making the same mistake the first time.

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